Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Happy 5th Birthday Kelly!!

Like any work-place, an acknowledgment of another year of work is always great to have recognised... This is no different for us, friends of Kelly, who is celebrating her 5th year of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Kelly's commitment to the company, her friendship and of course, the work she creates, is always amazing!!

With that in mind, I have pulled out my laptop, dusted off my sleepy blog & have finally given it some love & care.. there are soooo many reasons to be happy right now, hey?

Some of you may know that there is a new annual catalogue that is being released to the public on June 1 this year & I have chosen to show off one of the stamp sets from this catalogue. (One of the perks to being a SU! demonstrator is that you are lucky enough to have access to pre-released items!!)

So here we go, time to show you my 'Happy' creations...

This photo shows a couple of the images from Crafting Forever, a brand new stamp set!! I think it has soooo many opportunities to be played with, so I seriously stamped over 40 images & lost myself to colouring them in, using the Watercolor Pencils with an Aquapen. How could you get any colours wrong, really???

While I was cutting out the paint pots, I realised that I could 'build' a container of brushes by individually cutting them out and layering them, (lucky my children are 12+ and they can cook their own tea, right??)

I decided my paint pots would work really well to hold up the 'easel' part of the an Easel Card. I used acetate, (over-head projector sheets, for us smarter people) behind the paint pots and placed them between the layers of the sentiment band.

The sentiment says: Do something creative every day... Isn't that just a great message to send someone?

I then cut a frame to place over the butterfly, from Butterfly Wings & hung it like a piece of artwork!!

These cards are now travelling all over Australia, as a part of a Demonstrator Swap - I make 10 cards of the same design, they go to a designated person who sorts through all of the swaps & she will send me 10 new swaps, of all different designs - what a great way to be inspired, hey?




How bright and cheerful are they? Perfect timing for Kelly's celebratory party, I think!!
Congratulations Kelly on making a great choice 5 years ago, (I'm celebrating 8 years Sunday, just gone!!) Hip hip hooray to us both!!

http://www.melissagifford.com.au/2017/05/kellys-stamping-friends-blog-hop.html


I'd love to hear what you think about my creations, I'd love for you to leave me a message that you've visited, if you can...

From this blog, you will click onto Danielle's blog, her creations will astound you!!

Take it away Daniella... Thanks for stopping by :)



15 comments:

Kathryn Ruddick said...

The Crafting Forever stamp set makes me SO happy too! It's my favourite set ever! I made a couple of cards on Friday using it and I love, love, loved colouring in the paintbrushes too!

Christine Blain said...

Love your creative use of this new set, Jo. You have been busy! Gorgeous cards.

Wendy Hodkinson said...

I love your creations Jo. I chose this stamp set to feature in my blog post for this hop, so thrilled with the extra inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Billie said...

I have used this set quite a bit but hadn't thought of popping up the flower pot. Love what you have created JO!...B!

nyobre said...

Wow, that's very clever Jo, will give that a go. Thx very much .

Sandra Collett said...

Another fan of this stamp set - so fun and so many colouring options for it. While looking at yours I had another little light bulb moment which I must go and write down before I forget. Lovely happy cards Jo :)

Tina said...

Your cards are fabulous! How clever to use the pots to prop up the easel part of the card.

Jacqui Crouch said...

Cannot wait to use this stamp set!! love it and you've done such a beautiful job here.

Jo said...

Thanks for looking into my little world everyone, I really do appreciate it! I just loved participating in this bloghop, it was so much fun!!

Patrice said...

It looks like you had so much fun creating these beautiful cards, Jo. They are fabulous. x

Nikki Spencer said...

Ok, so now l need this set too!..:0) Love the whole arty, easel idea Jo..Fab projects! xx

Denita Wright-Smee said...

Such fun easel cards, Jo. I love them. D ♡

Lou said...

Oh Jo. These are just adorable. I love the creative way of using this easel card design. So glad you dusted the blog off!

DB said...

I'm loving your cards, Jo. Awesome use of that fun fold. I just might have to case this ;)
Greetings from the Netherlands,
Danielle
Mrs. Brightside

Kelly Kent said...

Totally gorgeous cards Jo! Thanks for joining this hop!!! I'm so glad to have kick started your return to blogging and can't wait to see more of your work! Kelly x